Thomas Campus - Mastery Charter School

Your Neighborhood School in South Philadelphia

Thomas Campus is a free, public charter school serving nearly 680 students in grades 7-12. We have been recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education as a Title 1 Distinguished School for the 2019-20 school year!

All of our sophomores participate in an internship program to explore different careers. And our upperclassmen can take AP classes and participate in a dual enrollment program to earn college credits while they are still in high school.

Students have access to tons of sports and extracurricular activities including football, orchestra and MGDs (Molding Gentlemen of Distinction).

At Thomas, we believe all students have greatness within. With love and high expectations, we support them in finding their own paths to success.

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Our School

Our academically rigorous program prepares students for success after graduation.

We offer:

  • Varied Courses
      • Range of courses from introductory to college level
      • AP classes give students the opportunity to earn college credits
      • STEM Honors program
  • College and Career Prep
    • Sophomores complete an 18-week internship
    • Seniors go on college visits, take a senior seminar course, get assistance applying for scholarships & loans and support with the college application process
    • Students graduate with a plan to enter college, the workforce or a pathway of their choice
  • Special Education Programming
    • We provide comprehensive special education programming to meet the individualized needs of each child, including:
      • Individualized Education Plans
      • Academic Interventions
      • Low Incidence Programs  (Autistic Support, Multiple Disabilities, Life Skills)
      • Emotional Support
      • English as a Second Language (ESL)
      • Psychological and Social Services

Thomas students have tons of sports, clubs and extracurricular activities to choose from, including:

  • Anime
  • Art Club
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Book Club
  • Boys Club
  • Cake Decorating
  • Cross Country
  • Drum Line
  • eSports
  • Fishadelphia
  • Fitness Training
  • Flag Football
  • Football
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Mastery Gentlemen of Distinction, DIVAS
  • Multicultural Club
  • National Honors Society
  • Orchestra
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Student Government
  • Track and Field
  • Yearbook

We’re a member of the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) within the District XII Public League. Our middle school teams play in a variety of leagues across the city.


Athletics Calendar

Any student living in Philadelphia is eligible to apply for the lottery at Thomas Campus. We give preference to students with siblings currently attending the school. First preference, however, is given to students living within the 19148 zip code, followed by students living within zip codes 19145, 19146, and 19147, followed by all other applicants. This is so we can serve as a neighborhood school, per our charter.

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Two Mastery Charter Schools Designated a Title 1 Distinguished School

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Our Team


Peter Langer, Principal

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Peter Langer has served the principal at Mastery Charter Thomas in South Philadelphia since 2019. He has served as a school leader at Mastery since 2011 and prior to joining the Thomas team was a principal at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter. Before joining Mastery, Mr. Langer taught middle school math and science in School District of Philadelphia and served as a teacher coach for math and science teachers throughout Philadelphia and Camden.

A South Philly resident for the past decade, he grew up in Buffalo, New York and is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  Mr. Langer moved to Philly as part of Teach For America in 2006.

Peter is thrilled to lead a school in his community and is committed to the growth and achievement of all students at Thomas.  Outside of school, Peter likes to spend time with his family, exercise and cheer on the 76ers .


If you have questions about:School Contact PersonContact Information (email and phone number)
My child’s academic performancePlease contact the student’s teacherHome Access Center or Parent Square
Attendance, Early Dismissals, LatenessKim Fleming[email protected]
Health and medical concerns/COVID-related concernsChanelle Baylor[email protected]
Arrival or dismissal/LunchJawan Newman[email protected]
Discipline concerns/UniformsJawan Newman[email protected]
Wellness/social work supportsJennifer Johnson[email protected]
Events and tripsJawan Newman[email protected]
TransportationChanelle Baylor[email protected]
Supports for a student with an IEPJennifer Johnson[email protected]
SchedulingChanelle Baylor[email protected]
RegistrationSkylar Butler[email protected]
Athletics and After-School ProgramsDamoun Lopez (Athletics)
Timar Shevlin (Extra-Curricular Activities)
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Post-Secondary Counseling/InternshipsDeatra Butler[email protected]

Our staff is available to support you and your child throughout their school experience. We are available to meet with families and answer questions via the email addresses listed here.


First NameLast NamePositionEmail
DanielAikenMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
RhinaAllendeSpecialized Services Case Manager - High School[email protected]
TivonaBaht-YisraelSupport Teacher - Relay Resident[email protected]
HelenBakerEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
QuaderaBallScience Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
ChanelleBaylorAssistant Principal/Director of Operations - High School[email protected]
JoshuaBeersEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
MorganBonaduceTutor (Part-Time)[email protected]
DevonBoydSpecialized Services Case Manager - High School[email protected]
NatashaBrameOperations Coordinator[email protected]
CoreyBrittonDean[email protected]
ChristinaButlerSocial Worker[email protected]
DeatraButlerCollege Advisor[email protected]
SkylarButlerAdministrative Assistant (Part-Time)[email protected]
KaitlynChajkowskiMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
IrenaChiangEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
LillianCurcioCollege Advisor[email protected]
BrianDavisHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
BrittaniDavisEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
EricaDonosoEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
VictoriaDransoffEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
EricaFedornakHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
CandiceFiglio-HernandezIntervention Teacher - High School[email protected]
KimFlemingAttendance Coordinator[email protected]
YasmeenGordonSupport Teacher - Relay Resident[email protected]
JenloyHerreraSpanish Teacher - High School[email protected]
KhadijahHicksonSupport Teacher - Relay Resident[email protected]
LintonHinds JrSocial Emotional Learning Teacher - High School[email protected]
ShavonneHollingerMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
HeatherJacksonAssistant Principal of Instruction - High School[email protected]
JasonJockScience Teacher - High School[email protected]
JenniferJohnsonAssistant Principal of Specialized Services - High School[email protected]
NaeemahJohnsonHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
SidneyJohnsonEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
DeShanti'JonesSpanish Teacher - High School[email protected]
LexusJueleTutor (Part-Time)[email protected]
MaryKaitlin HonebrinkIntervention Teacher - High School[email protected]
SeanKellySpecialized Services Case Manager - High School[email protected]
AnnaKhaismanSocial Worker[email protected]
JessicaKingAssistant Principal of Instruction - High School[email protected]
ElizabethKnoebelESL Teacher - High School[email protected]
MichaelLambMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
PeterLangerPrincipal - High School[email protected]
KashiaLarkeTutor (Part-Time)[email protected]
NicholasLombardoHistory Teacher - High School[email protected]
DamounLopezDean[email protected]
PatrickMaloneyMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
KennethMartinDean[email protected]
ColleenMcculloughEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
KadeemMontgomeryCulture Assistant[email protected]
JustinMoodyAssistant Principal of Instruction - High School[email protected]
AlexaNaughtonLong Term Substitute (Part-Time)[email protected]
JawanNewmanAssistant Principal of School Culture - High School[email protected]
JacquelinePalmerEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
JeniferPashkoSpecialized Services Case Manager - High School[email protected]
ShannonPattersonEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
JenniferPedrazzaniSpecialized Services Teacher - High School[email protected]
MaleyahPetersonSupport Teacher - Relay Resident[email protected]
SovandaridPromTutor (Part-Time)[email protected]
DeandreRichburgPhysical Education Teacher - High School[email protected]
JosephRimScience Teacher - High School[email protected]
JoselynRiveraArt Teacher - High School[email protected]
SanyaSekTutor (Part-Time)[email protected]
CaraSekerScience Teacher - High School[email protected]
SheelaShamsid-DeenEnglish Teacher - High School[email protected]
TimarShevlinMusic Teacher - High School[email protected]
DaphneSmallwoodArt Teacher - High School[email protected]
KaraStevensonEnglish Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
JamesStundonMath Teacher - High School[email protected]
KathyTakoushianSpecialized Services Teacher - High School[email protected]
JessicaTaylorScience Teacher - High School[email protected]
LennoxTinnisBuilding Engineer[email protected]
MoniqueTraugerESL Teacher - High School[email protected]
TaylorVan AukenSpecialized Services Case Manager - High School[email protected]
KelseyWilliamsSpecialized Services Teacher - High School[email protected]
MyeishaWomackLong Term Substitute (Part-Time)[email protected]
MatthewYerkesMath Teacher - Middle School[email protected]
SamanthaYoungSpecialized Services Case Manager - High School[email protected]
EdwardYuMath Teacher - High School[email protected]

"There's a charter school called Mastery in Philadelphia. And in just two years, three of the schools that Mastery has taken over have seen reading and math levels nearly double - in some cases, triple...Now, if a school like Mastery can do it, every troubled school can do it."
-President Barack Obama